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The O’Neill Institute Summer Program will be co-directed by Professors Lawrence Gostin, Oscar Cabrera and Benn McGrady. The faculty of the Summer Program consists of other leading global health experts from the O’Neill Institute, international institutions, academia and legal practice.


Benn McGrady, Ph.D., directs the O’Neill Institute Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health and is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of Trade and Public Health: The WTO, Tobacco, Alcohol and Diet, (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Confronting the Tobacco Epidemic in a New Era of Trade and Investment Liberalization, (World Health Organization, 2012). Benn has advised governments, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations on a range of international legal issues, particularly with respect to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally acclaimed scholar, is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. Prof. Gostin directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, and Visiting Professor, Oxford University. Professor Gostin is also Director, of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. He has published extensively on domestic legal and regulatory mechanisms to address NCDs, as well as model public health laws and governance issues in global health.

Oscar A. Cabrera, Abogado (JD equivalent), LL.M., is the Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a foreign-trained attorney who earned his law degree in his home country of Venezuela, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.), with concentration in Health Law and Policy, at the University of Toronto. Oscar has worked on projects with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, among other organizations. He has studied and is interested in various health law related fields, such as health and human rights, global tobacco litigation and sexual and reproductive rights.

Guest Lecturers

Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Katherine DeLand, World Health Organization

Vivek Divan, United Nations Development Program

Lauren Dunning, Legal Policy Analyst, RENEW Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic Inc and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

David Hammond, Associate Professor, School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Laurent Huber, Director, Framework Convention Alliance

Jonathan Liberman, Director, McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria and Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Justin Koester, Senior International Relations Specialist, Medtronic Inc.

John Kraemer, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

Alejandro Madrazo, CIDE

Alan Morelli, CEO, OptimisCorp

Hana Ross, Managing Director, International Tobacco Control Research, American Cancer Society

Allyn Taylor, Visiting Professor, O’Neill Institute / Georgetown University Law Center

Godfrey Xuereb, Team Leader, Population-based Prevention, Surveillance and Population-based Prevention Unit, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Department, World Health Organization